Adventure, Culture and Entertainment Set the Scene for Romance in Jacksonville

From the shores of her white sandy beaches, to the twinkling lights of downtown’s entertainment hub, if you are looking for romance in Jacksonville you are sure to find it… and maybe a little adventure too.

Seek new heights with A Hot Air Balloon Ride over J-ville’s expansive geography and see the city from a whole new perspective with the one you love. While you are fulfilling romantic fantasies go horseback riding on the beach with Kelly Seahorse Ranch in Amelia Island. Take your adventure further out to sea with a charter on Now and Zen Private Charters where you determine the destination.

Looking to break out of your comfort zone and learn something new? Take classes with Painting with a Twist and enjoy wine, while you paint. At Publix Aprons Cooking School brush up on the basics or dig deep in some technique and learn if the quickest way to your lover’s heart is truly through their stomach.

When you are ready for some entertainment visit historic venues like the Florida Theatre and Alhambra Theatre & Dining who continue to reinvent themselves as go-to destinations in the modern world.

Whether it’s a cultural experience, learning something new, or fulfilling a life-long fantasy, these essential Jacksonville destinations are sure to impress any date. Put these great spots on your bucket list and see how many you can check off as you get to know the Bold City, and your love in a whole new light.

Sometimes the most romantic gestures are the simple ones. For only a $1 per person you and your date can stroll the Jacksonville Beach Fishing Pier and take in the expanse of the Atlantic Ocean coastline. The quarter mile structure stretches out...  Read More

Escape the overcrowded movie multiplex and relax at a more intimate destination full of character. Jacksonville's San Marco Theatre is one of the last remaining classic Cinemas. Built in 1938 by the same architect who designed the Florida...  Read More

Sweet Pete's Candy
Photo courtesy of Dennis Evans

If you are looking to sweeten up your romance then take your date to Jacksonville's candy wonderland, Sweet Pete's. At Sweet Pete's you can reserve a space at the Dessert Bar and enjoy cupcakes, old fashioned milk shakes, cookies, brownies and...  Read More

The Florida Theatre is one of the few remaining historic theatre's still operating in Jacksonville. Established in 1927, throughout the years the Florida Theatre's stage has displayed the likes of pop super stars like Diana Ross, John Legend,...  Read More

They say that the surest way to your lovers heart is through their stomach. If that's truly the case then picking up some new skills in the kitchen is sure to bring you closer together. At Aprons Cooking School you and your date can learn the...  Read More

For the perfect occasion to get dressed up and enjoy Broadway quality entertainment and a fine dining culinary experience bring your date to Alhambra Theatre & Dining. As one of Jacksonville's landmark entertainment venues, the Alhambra's...  Read More

Unleash your inner artist at Painting with a Twist in Ponte Vedra as you and your date create a masterpiece all your own. Bring a bottle of wine and some snacks if you like to add a little refreshment to your experience. Each class has an...  Read More

Sail away into the sunset with the one you love with Now and Zen Sailing Charters. Cruising the waters of the St. Johns river in the 42' Manta catamaran is not only romantic, it's a unique perspective of the city you may not have seen before....  Read More

Feel the sea breeze sweep through your hair as your splash through the surf on horseback with Kelly Seahorse Ranch in Amelia Island State Park. Check this iconic fantasy off your bucket list with the one you love and take in the beauty of sea,...  Read More

If your love has no bounds then take it sky high with A Hot Air Balloon Ride. Let award winning pilot David Fuller navigate you through the clouds in an experience of a lifetime. Each ride begins with a celebratory mimosa or beverage of your...  Read More


Meet Amy West

Jacksonville, FL based Amy West is the creator of, a travel and lifestyle brand including TV show "Like Love Want Need".

New Zealand, China, Malta, Germany, and Brazil all find...  More About Amy

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